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Spring 2016

Dr. Overstreet receives The Psychology Times’ Community Development Award  January 2016

The Times Editor noted “We weren’t sure how anyone could get more hands-on community involvement than we saw when we reported on what Dr. Stacy Overstreet had pulled together for the study on “trauma informed schools.”…This award honors those who recognize the importance of win-win problem-solving in the long-term productivity of a community. Our hats are off to Dr. Overstreet and her team––A true community project deserving of the Community Development Award for 2015, and our thanks.”


Fall 2015

Alumna spotlight: Kate Homan, MS 2015, Behavioral Health  December 2015

croppedhomanKate Homan ( BS '14, MS '15) is the Forensic Interviewer and Systems Coordinator at the New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center (NOCAC).  Read about her position as a forensic interviewer, and about how she used her time at Tulane to prepare for this unique career.


2.6M National Institute of Justice Trauma Grant  October 2015

traumagrantteamDr. Stacy Overstreet is Principal Investigator on 2.6 million dollar grant from the National Institute of Justice to experimentally examine the effectiveness of trauma-informed approaches to create safe school environments. With Tulane colleague Dr. Courtney Baker, Overstreet leads a team of community partners from the Trauma-Informed Schools Learning Collaborative.


Tool Time  September 2015

Slide1APA's Psychology: Science in Action "educates the public about how the science and application of psychology benefit society and improve lives. It shows the breadth and depth of psychology and the varied settings in which psychologists work, including research, education, clinical and organizational settings."  This month features Jeff Lockman, and his work on infants' development of tool use.


Welcome to Drs. Julie Markant, Damian Murray, and Shereen Naser August 2015

WEL Julie Markant  (Ph.D. 2010, University of Minnesota) joins the faculty as an assistant professor with interests in developmental neuroscience, selective attention, and infancy.

Damian Murray (Ph.D., 2013 University of British Columbia) joins the faculty as an assistant professor in social psychology, with specific interests in evolutionary psychology, disease avoidance, and interpersonal relationships.

Shereen Naser (Ph.D. 2014, Tulane University) is a visiting assistant professor in the field of school psychology.

Tulane Researchers Receive $1.4 Million to Pay Attention August 14, 2015

Tulane Researchers Receive $1.4 Million to Pay Attention Why are people startled by the sound of a car backfiring? What causes them to turn their attention away from what they are doing and toward the location of the sound? Edward Golob, an associate professor of psychology at Tulane University, is the principal investigator on a $1.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health that will study how such auditory spatial attention, which scientists believe is vital to the survival of both humans and animals, operates in the brain.


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